The General Teaching Council for Scotland

About Hearings

Fitness to Teach Panel hearings are held to determine whether the fitness to teach of an applicant for registration or a registered teacher is or is not impaired.

Our Fitness to Teach Rules govern the hearings process.

A Fitness to Teach Panel is composed of a minimum of three people comprising a majority of registered teachers and at least one lay person.

Hearings generally take place at our office at Clerwood House, Edinburgh between the hours of 09:30 and 17:00, Monday to Friday.